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Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon 14-24 or 16-35 for Nikon D600?
« on: May 18, 2013, 01:51:21 PM »
I'm looking for some input on which lens to purchase....please let me know what you think, and please keep in mind I'm just an amateur photographer.

I just ordered a Nikon D600 as a second camera to my 5D Mark III, and I'm considering purchasing either the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 or the 16-35 f/4.

I already own the Canon 17-40 f/4 to use with my 5d Mark III, so I'm leaning toward the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 to use with the D600.

My primary uses for the Nikon 14-24, or the Nikon 16-35, would be:
* sports...football, baseball stadiums, and hockey arenas
* cityscapes/landscapes....I'm planning on taking a trip to Mount Rushmore this summer
* astrophotography
* architecture

Thanks

P.S. Attached are a few photos I took with the 5D mk3 and 17-40 f/4

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I currently have the Canon S100, but I am contemplating purchasing the Sony RX100 for a better quality pocketable camera.

There are two things holding me back from making the purchase:

* The RX100 focus range is 28-100mm, and I'd prefer 24mm on the lower end.
* Canon, or a competitor, will release a better pocketable camera in 2013.

How likely is it that Canon will release a Powershot S120 with a 1" sensor, or another competitor, in 2013?

Thanks

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I'm thinking about purchasing the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC as a walk around lens for my 5D Mark III. 

Does anyone have this lens and can you tell me how the image quality compares to the Canon 24-105L on the 5D Mk III? 

Thanks

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If you're looking for a messenger style bag, then you might like the Tamrac Rally Series.  I think they are a good looking bag and they offer various sizes, plus the bags are well built and they have good padding.

http://www.tamrac.com/f_rally.htm

I have the ThinkTank Retrospective 20 and the Tamrac Rally 6.  What I like about the Tamrac Rally series is the bags weight is 1-1.5 lbs. less than the same size bag in the Retrospective series.   

When I'm walking around all day, the ThinkTank bags can start to feel heavy, so I now generally use the Tamrac Rally because it is much lighter.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikons and Canon's equivalent
« on: December 31, 2012, 10:29:54 PM »
@glowsplint:

It appears that you like the Nikon D700, so why not just get a D700?  If you're going to shoot sports/action, the D700 can shoot 8 fps with a battery grip, and the the 51 point auto-focus system is better than the 5D MarkII for action.

Take a look at the photos in the link below....this photographer takes some impressive action photos with the Nikon D700 and 28-300mm lens combo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mingthein/5166294336/#in/photostream/

Personally, I'm just an amateur and I don't have a brand loyalty to either Canon or Nikon...you can see in my signature that I currently own the 5D MarkIII, but I've owned both the Nikon D800 and D700.  If I was on a budget to get an all around great full frame camera, that can be used for both landscape and action photography, then I would probably purchase a used Nikon D700 with a battery grip, along with the Nikon 24-120mm f/4, or the Nikon 28-300mm, and the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8 ($200) for low light.  You should be able to get all of this equipment for around $2,500.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikons and Canon's equivalent
« on: December 29, 2012, 04:35:15 PM »

I used to own the D700 with the Nikon 28-300mm lens, which made for a fun all in one set-up, which produced some good results, if you're not pixel peeping.

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Gifts I received

* Pelican 1510 Hard Case
* B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
* Canon Hand Strap E2

Gifts I gave

To my Dad:
* Nikon D7000 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens
* B+W 72 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 6 camera bag

To my sister:
* Nikon D5100 with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Lens
* B+W 67 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 4 camera bag

To my mom:
* Canon G1X with lens filter adapter
* B+W 58 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Lowepro Edit 100 camera bag

Gifts Santa gave to me (I purchased for myself)

* Canon 17-40mm f/4 L Lens
* B+W 77 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 Lens
* B+W 67 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 6 camera bag

So...your family members can't ask to borrow your lenses. Clever....   ;)

ha, ha....that is pretty close to the truth!  Actually, I just wanted to get some photos taken of me, once in a while.  Now there should be no excuses!

I was planning on purchasing them Canon cameras, but Adorama had some sweet deals on Nikon on Black Friday, which I couldn't pass up!

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Gifts I received

* Pelican 1510 Hard Case
* B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
* Canon Hand Strap E2

Gifts I gave

To my Dad:
* Nikon D7000 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens
* B+W 72 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 6 camera bag

To my sister:
* Nikon D5100 with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Lens
* B+W 67 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 4 camera bag

To my mom:
* Canon G1X with lens filter adapter
* B+W 58 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Lowepro Edit 100 camera bag

Gifts Santa gave to me (I purchased for myself)

* Canon 17-40mm f/4 L Lens
* B+W 77 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 Lens
* B+W 67 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 6 camera bag

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Canonrumors seems to have become a pricewatch site lately. Would love to see less noise about existing cameras and more about what's comming up !

Personally, I love getting the best of both worlds....rumors of future camera gear and notification on the best prices on current camera gear!

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Software & Accessories / Recommended case for Canon G1X???
« on: December 26, 2012, 02:06:47 PM »
For those of you who own the G1X, what do you recommend for a small camera case for the G1X with the 58mm Filter Adapter attached? 

Right now, I'm leaning toward the Lowepro Edit 100.

Thanks

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: December 25, 2012, 07:59:54 PM »
Christmas Eve

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2010 - Nikon D90
2011 - Nikon D700
2012 - Nikon D800
2012 - Canon 5D Mark III

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Canon General / Re: Canon sent me an opinion survey
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:15:54 PM »
I completed the survey as well...here is the wish list of lenses that I gave them:

24-70mm F2.8 L with IS

24-105mm L F2.8 L with IS (yeah, I know I'm dreaming, but I put it down anyway)

24-300mm L quality with IS but lighter than current version (under 1,000 g) for travel

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Portrait / Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« on: December 23, 2012, 03:16:46 PM »
Merry Christmas!

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Lenses / Re: New Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for Canon getting awesome reviews
« on: December 16, 2012, 05:38:41 PM »
I received the new Sigma 35 f/1.4 last week, and I am really impressed with the lens!!!!

  • I can't believe how well built the lens is, and how beautiful it looks....I actually think it is better built and looks better than my Canon L lenses!
  • I really like the Sigma pinch cap design, which is even better than the Nikon pinch caps!

I sure hope Sigma continues to produce more high quality lenses, like the new 35 f/1.4!

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